I’ve always thought having a wedding on New Year’s Eve is pure genius. It just calls for a fabulous party. And this gorgeous couple took fabulous up a couple notches with their chic-as-they-come soiree captured by The Youngrens. Part Gatsby and part gorgeous, this gallery shows how a New Year’s Eve wedding should be done. See even more in the VAULT.
From The Youngrens…Matt loves sports, Dana loves dogs. If it weren’t for Match.com these two would never have crossed paths. They met one evening for drinks and the rest is history! After two years of dating, Matt proposed and The Park Hyatt Aviara Carlsbad was the venue for a spectacular NYE wedding. After a week of rain and freezing cold weather, Southern California did not disappoint. The evening wedding was held outside on the Palm Courtyard which was enhanced by a candle lit isle and an arbor covered with tulips, peonies, roses, and various other flowers in shades of white and cream.
Full of glitz and glamor the black tie event, organized by Susanne Duffy of Crown Weddings was off with a bang! Dinner, which was served on clear, gold beaded chargers with paper clocks underneath was a great reminder of the NYE celebration yet to come. Centering on each table was another spectacular floral design with draping crystals and glowing globes from Bethany at Splendid Sentiments. The head table, which seated Matt and Dana’s closest friends, had a forest of trees, full of greenery and more flowers all in shades of white and cream, draped with crystals and candles.
Midnight was spectacular! Confetti canons, party hats, poppers, blowers, gold, silver, and black balloons covered the dance floor so when Mick “British DJ” counted down to midnight the guests went wild and the party was hopping till 2am. What a fantastic way to ring in a new year, celebrating with friends, blending of two families, and of course, the marriage of Matt and Dana!
Photography: The Youngrens | Coordination: Crown Weddings | Floral Design: Splendid Sentiments | Stationery: Brightly Designed | Shoes: Badgley Mischka | Hair + Makeup: A New Twist 4 U | Venue: Park Hyatt Aviara | DJ + Lighting: Elite British DJ | Linen Rentals: APR Fine Linens